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PAOK
PAOK logo
NicknameDouble-Headed Eagle of The North
LeaguesGreek Basket League
Greek Cup
Champions League
Founded1928; 94 years ago (1928)
HistoryP.A.O.K. B.C.
(1928–present)
ArenaPAOK Sports Arena
Capacity8,142
LocationThessaloniki, Greece
Team colorsBlack, White
   
PresidentAthanasios Chatzopoulos
Head coachAris Lykogiannis
Team captainVangelis Margaritis
Most recent season position9th
Championships1 FIBA Saporta Cup
1 FIBA Korać Cup
2 Greek Championships
3 Greek Cups
Websitepaokbc.gr

P.A.O.K. B.C. (Greek: Κ.Α.Ε. Π.Α.Ο.Κ., Πανθεσσαλονίκειος Αθλητικός Όμιλος Κωνσταντινοπολιτών, Panthessaloníkios Athlitikós Ómilos Konstantinopolitón, "Pan-Thessalonikian Athletic Club of Constantinopolitans"), commonly known in European competitions as PAOK,[1] is the professional basketball department of the major Greek multi-sports club A.C. PAOK, which was founded in 1926, and is based in Thessaloniki. The club's basketball section was founded in 1928. The club's home arena is the PAOK Sports Arena, which is an indoor arena with a seating capacity of 8,142 people.

Over the years, the PAOK basketball club has established itself with a firm reputation in Greek pro basketball, especially due to its successes in European-wide competitions. In the past, the club has won Greece's top-tier level Greek Basket League twice, in the years 1959 and 1992. The club has also won the top national Greek Cup competition three times, in the years 1984, 1995, and 1999.

In Pan-European competitions, PAOK has also won two European Cup titles. They won the now defunct European-wide secondary level competition, the FIBA Saporta Cup, in the 1990–91 season. They also won the now defunct European-wide third level competition, the FIBA Korać Cup, in the 1993–94 season. In addition, PAOK was the FIBA Saporta Cup Finals' runner-up in both the 1991–92 and 1995–96 seasons. On the European-wide top-tier level, PAOK competed in the EuroLeague's concluding championship tournament, the Final Four, at the 1993 Athens EuroLeague Final Four, where they finished in third place.

History[edit]

1928–1980[edit]

PAOK vs. HANTH (YMCA). during the 1920s.

The men's basketball section of the multi-sports club PAOK AC was created in 1928, when Alekos Alexiadis, a young member of the administration council of PAOK AC (founded in 1926), took the initiative to create a men's basketball team. He "gave birth" to the basketball department again, after World War II. After the war, Alekos Alexiadis began to organize a basketball team from the children that played at the only basketball court in Thessaloniki. The first honor for PAOK's basketball section was the win of the 1958–59 Greek League championship. The team was crowned the Champions of Greece, with the following players; Dapontes, Kyriakou, Oikonomou, Paschalis, Stalios, Kokkos, Theoridis, Angelidis, Stergiou, Konstantinidis, and player-coach Irakleios Klagas. The next year, PAOK competed for the first time in a European-wide competition and was eliminated in the first round of the European Champions Cup by the Romanian champions CCA București. Three years later, the Greek League was reconstructed into a Nation-wide League, but PAOK was placed in the Second National Division, where they won an immediate league promotion to the first division the next year. The worst season of the club to date was in 1976–77, when PAOK avoided relegation, with a 66–53 play-out win over Dimokritos.

1981–1990[edit]

PAOK met Panathinaikos in its first Greek Cup Final, in 1982. The Athenians managed to scrape through to a two-point victory, despite the game being played in Alexandreio Melathron, which was PAOK's home arena at that time. In the following 1982–83 season, the team finished in second place behind Aris.

The success of both Aris and PAOK, fueled the ongoing rivalry between the clubs, that had long been established in football. In 1984, the two teams reached the Greek Cup Final. PAOK's head coach at that time, Faidon Matthaiou, in trying to boost his team's morale, ordered the players to completely shave their heads. PAOK won the Greek Cup by four points (74–70), in what is now remembered as the "final of the shaven heads".

The then 22-year-old Bane Prelević, debuted with the club in the 1988–89 season. He became the definitive leader of PAOK, and a fan favorite. He was often compared to the great Nikos Galis, who was at the time the captain of Aris. Prelević was often quoted for his loyalty to the team. He had a number of injuries and medical emergencies because of weak legs, but he would constantly choose to take heavy dosages of painkillers, rather than missing out on important games. During the 1980s decade, PAOK was second in the Greek League only to Aris.

1991–2000[edit]

PAOK won the now defunct European second-tier level FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup's (Saporta Cup's) 1990–91 season championship, when PAOK defeated the Spanish ACB League club CAI Zaragoza in Geneva, by a score of 76–72, on March 26, 1991. On April 10, after the defeated Greek Cup final against Panionios in Piraeus, a car with PAOK supporters were violently attacked with an improvised molotov cocktail by unknown hooligans on Greek National Road 1. Two people burned alive and other two people were seriously injured, but they survived. The perpetrators were never found.

In the following 1991–92 season, PAOK once again reached the final of the same competition (then called the FIBA European Cup), but they lost to the Spanish League club Real Madrid Asegurator, by a score of 65–63. The game was heading to overtime, as the two teams were equal at 63 points, when Panagiotis Fasoulas lost the ball to Rickey Brown in the last 2 seconds of the game, and Real Madrid scored an unexpected basket. The same year, PAOK won the Greek League championship, by beating Aris in the league's final four mini stage, and then Olympiacos in the playoff's finals.

In the 1992–93 season, PAOK had a starting five unit of John Korfas, Bane Prelević, Cliff Levingston, Ken Barlow and Panagiotis Fasoulas, and was led by head coach Dušan Ivković. In that season, the club competed in Europe's premier club basketball competition, the FIBA European League (now called EuroLeague), which marked the club's first appearance in the top-tier level European league. PAOK reached the 1993 Athens Final Four. PAOK lost in the semifinal game to the then defending Italian League champions Benetton Treviso, which was led by the Croatian star Toni Kukoč, by a score of 79–77. Two days later, in the third-place game, PAOK defeated Spain's Real Madrid Teka, which was led by the Lithuanian star Arvydas Sabonis and American Rickey Brown.

In the 1993–94 season, PAOK returned to European success, by winning the European third-tier level FIBA Korać Cup competition, in a two-legged final against the Italian League club Stefanel Trieste. PAOK won both at home and away, by 9 points. The following year, PAOK won the Greek Cup title, in a 19-point victory against Chipita Panionios, by a score of 72–53. In the 1995–96 season, PAOK once again reached the final of the FIBA European Cup (Saporta Cup), but they lost to the Spanish club Taugrés, by a score of 88–81. Three years later in 1999, PAOK again won the Greek Cup title, by defeating AEK Athens, by a score of 71–54.

The new home of PAOK, the PAOK Sports Arena, able to hold 8,500 fans, was inaugurated on 17 March 2000. That marked the end of a long period of time, in which the club had shared the home court of Alexandreio Melathron with Aris. Bane Prelević returned to PAOK, after having quick spells at Kinder Bologna and AEK Athens, and then quit playing basketball at the end of the 1999–00 season. He later returned to PAOK in the 2001–02 season, as an assistant coach.

During the 1990s decade, PAOK was one of the top teams in the Greek League. They won the Greek League championship in 1992, and also played in the league's finals in 1994, 1998, and 2000. In addition to that, PAOK also made it to the league's semifinals each year, and they finished in 3rd place in the Greek league 1993, 1997, and 1999.

2001–2010[edit]

PAOK played in EuroLeague Basketball's inaugural 2000–01 season, where they made it to the Round of 16, and lost to the Slovenian League club Union Olimpija. However, a difficult financial situation led the previous season's Greek League finalists to struggle in the Greek League, where they finished in 8th place in the 2000–01 Greek League season. In the 2001–02 season, PAOK again finished in 8th place in the Greek League. Prelević became the team's head coach for the 2002–03 season, and he led them to a short winning streak during the year. PAOK ended up in 7th place in the Greek League in the 2002–03 season. PAOK also competed in FIBA-organized Pan-European club competitions at that time. They competed in the European third-level 2001–02 FIBA Korać Cup, and in the European third-level 2002–03 FIBA Europe Champions Cup (EuroChallenge).

PAOK finished in 6th place in the 2003–04 Greek League season, with a squad full of talented young players, like Panos Vasilopoulos, Kostas Vasileiadis and Loukas Mavrokefalidis. During the season, PAOK withdrew from FIBA-run competitions, and in the 2004–05 season, the team made its debut in the European-wide secondary level ULEB Cup (EuroCup) competition. PAOK made it to the ULEB Cup's quarterfinals that season, where they lost to the Lithuanian League club Lietuvos Rytas. In the Greek League, PAOK finished in 6th place. In the 2005–06 season, PAOK finished in 6th place in the Greek League.

During a 2006–07 Greek League season game, PAOK and Aris put on a spectacular show, that PAOK ended up winning, after two overtime periods.[2] The team finished that season's Greek League in 6th place, after losing to Olympiacos in the league's playoffs. PAOK also played in the ULEB Cup (EuroCup) in the 2006–07 season. They made it to the league's Top 16 Round that season, where they lost to the Italian League club Montepaschi Siena.

The 2007–08 Greek League season was one of the worst in PAOK's history, with PAOK finishing in a disastrous 12th place in the league. However, during that Greek League season, PAOK picked up a great victory against Olympiacos. In that same 2007–08 season, PAOK also had a disappointing finish in the now defunct European-wide third- level competition, the FIBA EuroCup (EuroChallenge). Because of that, PAOK's management decided for the club to take a break from Pan-European leagues, and to instead focus mainly on the Greek League. So the club did not compete in any European-wide leagues in the following 2008–09 and 2009–10 seasons.

PAOK finished in 7th place in the 2008–09 Greek League season. Prior to the start of the 2009–10 season, PAOK hired Soulis Markopoulos to be the team's new head coach. PAOK finished in 5th place in the 2009–10 Greek League season.

2010–2020[edit]

PAOK finished 3rd place in the Greek League in the 2010–11 season. That success allowed PAOK to play in the EuroLeague's qualifying tournament in the 2011–12 season. However, in the 2011–12 season, PAOK finished in a disappointing 8th place in the Greek League, and thus missed out on European-wide competition for the 2012–13 season. In the 2012–13 season, PAOK finished in 5th place in the Greek League, and was then able to return to European competition for the following season. In the next season, they competed in the 2nd-tier level EuroCup. In the Greek League, PAOK finished in 3rd place, in both the 2013–14 and 2014–15 seasons. In the 2015–16 season, PAOK finished in 5th place in the Greek League. After the 2015–17 FIBA–Euroleague Basketball controversy, PAOK decided to return to FIBA organized competitions, and chose to play in the FIBA Champions League, rather than in the EuroCup. After finishing in 5th place in the Greek League in the 2016–17 season, the club replaced head coach Soulis Markopoulos with Ilias Papatheodorou. In the 2017–18 season, PAOK finished in 3rd place in the Greek League. The 2019–20 season was the worst on PAOK history because PAOK finished in the last place of Greek basketball league; but due to COVID-19 pandemic, it wasn't relegated.

2020–present[edit]

2020–21 PAOK started the new decade from the scratch, with a new contributor Mr.Thanasis Chatzopoulos, PAOK kept the team's leader Vangelis Margaritis, brought in some talented young players such as Elijah Mitrou-Long and gave more playing time to athletes from his academy, like Konstantinos Iatridis. These changes seem to be the first step in returning to the higher positions of the Greek League, as well as a steady comeback to European competitions.

Arenas[edit]

In earlier times, PAOK played its home games at the Thessaloniki Forum. After that, PAOK played its home games for many years at the 5,183 seat Alexandreio Melathron (Nick Galis Hall). In 2000, the club moved to the 8,500 seat PAOK Sports Arena.

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Roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

P.A.O.K.. B.C. roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 0 Netherlands Franke, Yannick 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 26 – (1996-05-21)21 May 1996
G/F 2 United States Darko-Kelly, Zaccheus Injured 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 25 – (1997-05-03)3 May 1997
PG 5 United States Riley, Jalen 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 29 – (1993-03-06)6 March 1993
PG 6 Greece Tsiakmas, Nikos 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 23 – (1999-10-29)29 October 1999
G 8 United States Hands, Jaylen 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 23 – (1999-02-12)12 February 1999
F/C 11 Greece Margaritis, Vangelis (C) 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 39 – (1982-12-05)5 December 1982
F 12 United States Polley, Tyler 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 23 – (1999-04-07)7 April 1999
F 13 Greece Slaftsakis, Diamantis 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 28 – (1994-07-27)27 July 1994
F/C 14 Greece Christidis, Vassilis 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 24 – (1998-07-10)10 July 1998
G 15 Greece Konstantinidis, Thodoris 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 18 – (2004-02-20)20 February 2004
C 19 Greece Kalliontzis, Stratos 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 17 – (2005-09-19)19 September 2005
G/F 21 Greece Kamperidis, Georgios 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 23 – (1999-10-01)1 October 1999
SF 22 Greece Saloustros, Christos 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 32 – (1990-03-29)29 March 1990
C 34 Greece Sarikopoulos, Zisis 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 120 kg (265 lb) 32 – (1990-03-31)31 March 1990
F/C 35 United States Renfro, Nate 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 25 – (1996-12-11)11 December 1996
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Greece Panagiotis Vasileiou
Team manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 20 November 2022

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Nate Renfro Vassilis Christidis Zisis Sarikopoulos Stratos Kalliontzis
PF Vangelis Margaritis Tyler Polley Diamantis Slaftsakis
SF Christos Saloustros Giorgos Kamperidis Zaccheus Darko-Kelly Injured
SG Yannick Franke Jaylen Hands
PG Jalen Riley Nikos Tsiakmas Thodoris Konstantinidis

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (2): 1958–59, 1991–92
Runners-up (8): 1959–60, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1993–94, 1997–98, 1999–00
Winners (3): 1983–84, 1994–95, 1998–99
Runners-up (5): 1981–82, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 2018–19

European competitions[edit]

3rd place (1): 1992–93
Final Four (1): 1993
Winners (1): 1990–91
Runners-up (2): 1991–92, 1995–96
Semifinalists (1): 1989–90
Winners (1): 1993–94

Individual honours[edit]

European record[edit]

International record[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
EuroLeague
1992–93 Final Four 3rd place in Athens, lost to Benetton Treviso 77–79 in the semi-final, defeated Real Madrid Teka 76–70 in the 3rd place game
FIBA Saporta Cup
1984–85 Quarter-finals 4th place in a group with Žalgiris, CAI Zaragoza and Landys&Gyr Wien
1989–90 Semi-finals eliminated by Knorr Bologna 57–77 (L) in Bologna and 100–94 (W) in Thessaloniki
1990–91 Champions defeated CAI Zaragoza 76–72 in the final of European Cup Winners' Cup in Geneva
1991–92 Final lost to Real Madrid Asegurator 63–65 in the final (Nantes)
1995–96 Final lost to Taugrés 81–88 in the final (Vitoria)
FIBA Korać Cup
1993–94 Champions defeated Stefanel Trieste, 75–66 (W) in Thessaloniki and 100–91 (W) in Trieste in the double finals of Korać Cup
EuroCup
2004–05 Quarter-finals eliminated by Lietuvos rytas, 74–71 (W) in Thessaloniki and 65–76 (L) in Vilnius

The road to the European Cup victories[edit]

Season-by-season[edit]

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Season Greek League Greek Cup Europe Head coach Roster
1958–59 Champion No tournament No tournament Iraklios Klagkas Orestis Angelidis, Asteriadis, Constantinidis, Giorgos Oikonomou, Kiriakou, Klagkas, Kokkos, Pashalis, Stalios, Stergiou, Dimitris Dapontes, Theodoridis
1959–60 Runner Up No tournament Euroleague
Last 32
1974–75 4th place No tournament Korać Cup
Last 32
1975–76 9th place Last 32 Korać Cup
Last 32
1981–82 3rd place Runner Up Korać Cup
Last 32
Theodoros Rodopoulos Vangelis Alexandris, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Manthos Katsoulis, Giannis Politis, Zaharias Katsoulis, Dimitris Kalpakis, Christos Konstantinidis, Thanasis Koumatsiotis, Gaitanis, Delapashos, Bourlivas, Stratis, Dimitris Tsakagiannis
1982–83 Runner Up Last 4 Cup Winners' Cup
Last 16
Theodoros Rodopoulos Vangelis Alexandris, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Giannis Politis, Zaharias Katsoulis, Alexis Bakopoulos, Dimitris Kalpakis, Christos Konstantinidis, Thanasis Koumatsiotis, Gaitanis, Polichronakos, Bourlivas, Michael Angelidis
1983–84 3rd place Winner Korać Cup
Last 16
Harry Pappas,
Faidon Matthaiou
Panagiotis Fasoulas, Nikos Stavropoulos, Manthos Katsoulis, Vangelis Alexandris, Giannis Politis, Zaharias Katsoulis, Alexis Bakopoulos, Dimitris Kalpakis, Christos Konstantinidis, Thanasis Koumatsiotis, Polikratis, Michael Angelidis, Polichronakos
1984–85 Runner Up Last 4 Cup Winners' Cup
Last 8
Josip Gjergja Panagiotis Fasoulas, Nikos Stavropoulos, Steve Giatzoglou, Manthos Katsoulis, Vangelis Alexandris, Sotiris Sakellariou, Giannis Politis, Zaharias Katsoulis, Alexis Bakopoulos, Dimitris Kalpakis, Platon Hotokouridis, Thanasis Koumatsiotis, Bill Varner, Dick Mumma
1985–86 5th place Last 16 Korać Cup
Last 16
Theodoros Rodopoulos Takis Koroneos, Nikos Stavropoulos, Manthos Katsoulis, Sotiris Sakellariou, Zaharias Katsoulis, Takis Karatzoulidis, Alexis Bakopoulos, Dimitris Dontsios, Platon Hotokouridis, Thanasis Koumatsiotis, Panagiotis Kalogiros, Christos Konstantinidis, Bill Varner, Mark Simpson
1986–87 3rd place Last 16 Korać Cup
Last 32
Orestis Angelidis Panagiotis Fasoulas, Nikos Stavropoulos, Manthos Katsoulis, Sotiris Sakellariou, Zaharias Katsoulis, Takis Karatzoulidis, Alexis Bakopoulos, John Korfas, Platon Hotokouridis, Giorgos Makaras, Panagiotis Kalogiros, Delaney Rudd, Alvis Rogers, Eddie Kladis
1987–88 Runner Up Last 8 Korać Cup
Last 16
Johnny Neumann Panagiotis Fasoulas, John Korfas, Nikos Stavropoulos, Manthos Katsoulis, Takis Karatzoulidis, Giorgos Makaras, Alexis Bakopoulos, Zaharias Katsoulis, Sotiris Sakellariou, Platon Hotokouridis, Gerasimos Tzakis, Panagiotis Kalogiros, Delaney Rudd, Mark Petteway, Hatzigeorgiou, Metsas, Eddie Kladis
1988–89 Runner Up Runner Up Korać Cup
Last 16
Johnny Neumann,
Kostas Politis
Mike Jones, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Bane Prelević, John Korfas, Nikos Stavropoulos, Takis Karatzoulidis, Giorgos Makaras, Bill Melis, Alexis Bakopoulos, Dimitris Dontsios, Hatzigeorgiou
1989–90 Runner Up Runner Up Cup Winners' Cup
Last 4
Kostas Politis Anthony Cook, Bane Prelević, Panagiotis Fasoulas, John Korfas, Nikos Stavropoulos, Takis Karatzoulidis, Giorgos Makaras, Nikos Boudouris, Pete Papahronis, Achilleas Mamatziolas, Bill Melis, Theodoros Asteriadis, Christos Papasarantou
1990–91 Runner Up Runner Up Cup Winners' Cup
Winner
Kostas Politis,
Sakis Laios,
Dragan Šakota
Kenneth Barlow, Bane Prelević, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Nikos Stavropoulos, Nikos Boudouris, Giorgos Makaras, John Korfas, Pete Papahronis, Memos Ioannou, Achilleas Mamatziolas, Giorgos Valavanidis, Lazaros Tsakiris, Nick Katsikis, Tom Katsikis, Irving Thomas
1991–92 Champion Last 4 European Cup
Runner Up
Dušan Ivković Kenneth Barlow, Bane Prelević, Panagiotis Fasoulas, John Korfas, Nikos Boudouris, Pete Papahronis, Giorgos Makaras, Nikos Filippou, Nikos Stavropoulos, Dimitris Dimakopoulos, Nikos Katsikis, Theodoros Asteriadis, Thanasis Kotsopoulos, Giorgos Kouklakis, Achilleas Mamatziolas, Evripidis Meletiadis, Lazaros Tsakiris, Giorgos Valavanidis, Paliouras, Parisopoulos, Tsafrakidis, Karapournos
1992–93 3rd place Last 8 EuroLeague
3rd place
Dušan Ivković Cliff Levingston, Kenneth Barlow, Bane Prelević, Panagiotis Fasoulas, John Korfas, Nikos Boudouris, Giorgos Balogiannis, Nikos Filippou, Christos Tsekos, Achilleas Mamatziolas, Nikos Katsikis, Giorgos Kouklakis, Giorgos Valavanidis, Stavros Koukouvitskas
1993–94 Runner Up Last 4 Korać Cup
Winner
Dušan Ivković,
Soulis Markopoulos
Walter Berry, Bane Prelević, Zoran Savić, Nasos Galakteros, Efthimis Rentzias, John Korfas, Nikos Boudouris, Giorgos Balogiannis, Achilleas Mamatziolas, Christos Tsekos, Giorgos Valavanidis, Giorgos Kouklakis, Thanasis Kotsopoulos, Fotis Takianos
1994–95 4th place Winner EuroLeague
Last 16
Dragan Šakota,
Sakis Laios,
Vangelis Alexandris
Bane Prelević, Zoran Savić, Jerrod Mustaf, Matt Bullard, John Korfas, Nasos Galakteros, Giannis Giannoulis, Nikos Boudouris, Efthimis Rentzias, Peja Stojaković, Giorgos Balogiannis, Christos Tsekos, Lemone Lampley, Achilleas Mamatziolas, Kostas Christou, Milan Relic
1995–96 4th place Last 16 European Cup
Runner Up
Vangelis Alexandris,
E. Kioumourtzoglou,
Željko Lukajić,
Dimitris Itoudis
Bane Prelević, Lawrence Funderburke, Dean Garrett, Trevor Ruffin, Peja Stojaković, Efthimis Rentzias, Giorgos Balogiannis, Nikos Boudouris, Giannis Giannoulis, Achilleas Mamatziolas, Sotiris Nikolaidis, Christos Tsekos, Kostas Christou, Dimitris Koptis
1996–97 3rd place Last 16 Korać Cup
Last 16
Michel Gomez,
Scott Skiles
Scott Skiles, Peja Stojaković, Anthony Bonner, Dell Demps, Nikos Boudouris, Giorgos Balogiannis, Efthimis Rentzias, Giannis Giannoulis, Achilleas Mamatziolas, Sotiris Nikolaidis, Christos Tsekos, Stefan Baeck, Dimitris Despos, Giorgos Gallos, Dimitris Koptis, Thanasis Kotsopoulos
1997–98 Runner Up Last 16 EuroLeague
Last 16
Zvi Sherf Peja Stojaković, Charles Shackleford, Rafael Addison, Conrad McRae, Giorgos Balogiannis, Nikos Boudouris, Giannis Giannoulis, Lefteris Kakiousis, Giorgos Maslarinos, Juan Antonio Morales, Sotiris Nikolaidis, Ricardo Peral Antunez, Federico Pieri, Ron Rowan, Dimitris Despos, Dimitris Nesteropoulos, Vasilis Tsolakidis
1998–99 3rd place Winner EuroLeague
Last 32
Zvi Sherf,
Kostas Flevarakis
Walter Berry, Frankie King, Claudio Coldebella, Giorgos Balogiannis, Giannis Giannoulis, Lefteris Kakiousis, Juan Antonio Morales, Ricardo Peral Antunez, Sotiris Nikolaidis, Giorgos Maslarinos, Dimitris Nesteropoulos, Kostas Christou, Dimitris Despos, Vasilis Tsolakidis, Dimitris Iliopoulos, Giannis Papahristou
1999–00 Runner Up Last 16 EuroLeague
Last 16
Petar Skansi,
Kostas Flevarakis
Victor Alexander, Bill Edwards, Bane Prelević, Sergei Bazarevich, Dinos Angelidis, Giorgos Balogiannis, Claudio Coldebella, Giannis Giannoulis, Sotiris Nikolaidis, Ricardo Peral Antunez, Nikos Vetoulas, Giorgos Maslarinos, Giannis Papahristou, Dimitris Iliopoulos
2000–01 8th place Last 8 Euroleague
Last 16
Kostas Flevarakis, Ioannis Sfairopoulos Angelos Koronios, Panagiotis Liadelis, Anthony Avent, Joseph Blair, Giorgos Sigalas, Giannis Giannoulis, Giorgos Limniatis, Kostas Vasileiadis, Jorge Racca, Josep Cargol, Claudio Coldebella, Frédéric Weis, Valeri Dainenko, Giorgos Apostolidis, Efthimios Galis, Theodoros Triftanidis
2001–02 8th place Last 16 Korać Cup
Last 32
Slobodan Subotić,
Vangelis Alexandris
Bill Edwards, Norman Nolan, Andre Woolridge, Panagiotis Liadelis, Nestoras Kommatos, Giorgos Sigalas, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Kostas Vasileiadis, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Claudio Coldebella, Juan Antonio Morales, Giorgos Limniatis, Giorgos Apostolidis, Perry Carter Greene, Daniel Callahan (basketball), Kostas Vathis
2002–03 7th place Last 16 EuroCup Challenge
Last 16
Bane Prelević Brent Scott, Wendell Alexis, Branko Milisavljević, Nestoras Kommatos, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Kostas Vasileiadis, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Giorgos Apostolidis, Giorgos Limniatis, Torraye Braggs, Predrag Materić, Kostas Christou, Dimitris Koptis, Pashalis Panagiotidis, Perry Carter Greene, Kostas Vathis, Savvas Manousos
2003–04 6th place Last 16 EuroChallenge
Withdrawn
Bane Prelević Damir Mulaomerović, Kasib Powell, Kostas Vasileiadis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Ivica Jurković, Ronnie Fields, Alexander Okunsky, Aleksandar Radojević, Sotiris Manolopoulos, Spyros Panteliadis, Thanasis Kamariotis, Kosta Karamanolev, Charis Markopoulos, Giorgos Pasalidis, Ilias Tevetzidis
2004–05 6th place Last 4 ULEB Cup
Last 8
Bane Prelević Damir Mulaomerović, Matthew Nielsen, Kostas Vasileiadis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Giannis Gagaloudis, Amit Tamir, Alexander Bashminov, Ivan Grgat, Giorgos Balogiannis, Kostas Maglos, Sotiris Manolopoulos, James Maye, Aristidis Koronidis, Andreas Kalampoukas
2005–06 6th place Last 4 EuroChallenge
Last 32
Bane Prelević,
Soulis Markopoulos
Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Kostas Vasileiadis, Vladimir Vuksanović, Giannis Gagaloudis, Stanislav Makshantsev, Mamadou N'Diaye, Tracy Murray, Chester Simmons, Vassilis Xanthopoulos, Dimitris Verginis, Hrvoje Henjak, Marijan Mance, Vladimir Zujovic, Sotiris Manolopoulos, Anestis Tzinopoulos, Giannis Vasiliou, Theodoros Georgitsis, Kostas Boutros, Andreas Kalampoukas
2006–07 6th place Last 8 ULEB Cup
Last 16
Kostas Pilafidis,
Vangelis Alexandris
Vlado Šćepanović, Giannis Kalambokis, Blagota Sekulić, Jerome Allen, Darius Washington, Jason Parker, Drago Pašalić, Đuro Ostojić, Andy Panko, Lazaros Agadakos, J.R. Bremer, Dimitris Verginis, C.J. Watson, Charis Giannopoulos, Dimitris Charitopoulos, Feliks Kojadinović, Nikos Kouvelas, Sotiris Manolopoulos, Ivan Tomas, Giannis Vasileiou, Carolos Galazoulas
2007–08 12th place Last 8 EuroChallenge
Last 16
Tab Baldwin,
Kostas Flevarakis,
John Korfas
İbrahim Kutluay, Dimitris Verginis, Mamoutou Diarra, Edmund Saunders, Giorgos Tsiakos, Michael Hakim Jordan, Lee Humphrey, Dimitris Charitopoulos, Jason Rowe, Reda Rhalimi, Giannis Demertzis, Carolos Galazoulas, Charis Giannopoulos, Antoine Gillespie, Steven Hansell, Zoltán Horváth, Nikos Kouvelas, Martin Ringström, Thrasivoulos Sfeikos, Giannis Vasileiou
2008–09 7th place Last 16 Not participated Argyris Pedoulakis,
Georgios Kalafatakis
Dejan Tomašević, Damir Mulaomerović, Christos Charissis, Alexis Kyritsis, Mamoutou Diarra, Panagiotis Kafkis, Britton Johnsen, Vassilis Simtsak, Giorgos Tsiaras, Carolos Galazoulas, Michalis Giannakidis, Dimitris Kalampakas, Dimitris Marmarinos, Ioannis Demertzis, Kostas Vasileiadis, Kenny Gregory, Tony Akins, K'zell Wesson, Antonis Kesisoglou, Charalambos Sikalidis, Nikos Papadopoulos
2009–10 5th place Last 8 Not participated Soulis Markopoulos Chris Monroe, Panagiotis Kafkis, Kenny Gregory, Christos Tapoutos, Nikos Kalles, Tomas Delininkaitis, Branko Milisavljević, Dimitris Kalaitzidis, Giorgos Tsiaras, Lazaros Papadopoulos, Michalis Giannakidis, Predrag Drobnjak, Todor Gečevski, Ioannis Demertzis, Wade Helliwell, William Avery
2010–11 3rd place Last 4 Eurocup
Group Stage
Soulis Markopoulos Rawle Marshall, Dionte Christmas, Dimitris Arapis, Giorgos Apostolidis, Giorgos Dedas, Robert Dozier, Dante Stiggers, Zvonko Buljan, Michalis Giannakidis, Nikos Kalles, Todor Gečevski, Dimitris Kalabakas (DeShawn Sims, Justin Gray, Lazaros Papadopoulos left during the season)
2011–12 8th place Last 4 Euroleague
Qualifying round
Soulis Markopoulos Miloš Bojović, Dante Stiggers, Dimitris Arapis, Milutin Aleksić, Uroš Duvnjak, Dimos Dikoudis, Aaron Pettway, Nikos Pappas, Michalis Giannakidis, Nikos Kalles, Dimitris Kalabakas, Efthymios Tsakaleris (J.R. Giddens, Marcus Gorée, Giannis Kalampokis, Rashad Wright left during the season)
Eurocup
Group Stage
2012–13 5th place Last 16 Not participated Soulis Markopoulos Will Hatcher, Leonidas Kaselakis, Kostas Charalampidis, Giorgos Theodorakos, Michalis Tsairelis, Giorgos Dedas, Vangelis Margaritis, Lazaros Papadopoulos, Ntinos Nikolopoulos, Nikos Kalles, Alexandros Varitimiadis, Linos Chrysikopoulos, Michalis Liapis, Thomas Ambaras
2013–14 3rd place Last 16 Eurocup
Group Stage
Soulis Markopoulos 4 Mark Payne, 5 D. J. Cooper, 6 Kostas Charalampidis, 7 Apollon Tsochlas, 8 Goran Vučićević, 9 Michalis Tsairelis, 10 Giorgos Dedas, 11 Vangelis Margaritis, 12 Nikos Kalles, 13 Giorgos Bogris, 14 Leonidas Kaselakis, 17 Michalis Liapis, 18 Antonis Koniaris, 19 Thomas Kottas
2014–15 3rd place Last 4 Eurocup
Last 32
Soulis Markopoulos 4 Kevin Langford, 5 Michalis Liapis, 6 Kostas Charalampidis, 7 T. J. Carter, 8 Kostas Kakaroudis, 9 Apollon Tsochlas, 10 Giorgos Dedas, 11 Vangelis Margaritis, 12 Thomas Kottas 13 Jake Odum, 16 J.R. Bremer, 18 Dimitris Charitopoulos, 19 Christos Saloustros (Edi Sinadinović, Julian Vaughn left during season)
2015–16 5th place Last 4 Eurocup
Last 32
Soulis Markopoulos 4 Milenko Tepić, 5 Michalis Liapis, 6 Kostas Charalampidis, 7 Kostas Vasileiadis, 8 Kostas Kakaroudis, 9 Apollon Tsochlas, 10 Giorgos Dedas, 11 Vangelis Margaritis, 12 Thomas Kottas, 15 Sofoklis Schortsanitis, 19 Nikos Kamaras, 20 Uroš Duvnjak, 21 Nikola Marković, 25 Will Hatcher, 33 Keith Clanton (Darko Balaban left during season)
2016–17 5th place Last 8 Basketball Champions League
Last 16
Soulis Markopoulos 2 Nathan Sobey, 4 Linos Chrysikopoulos, 6 Antonis Koniaris, 9 Apollon Tsochlas, 11 Vangelis Margaritis, 12 Thad McFadden, 13 Nenad Miljenović, 14 Andreas Glyniadakis, 16 Dimitris Karamanolis, 18 Jordan Sibert, 19 Nikos Kamaras, 20 Vassilis Papadopoulos, 31 Žanis Peiners, 33 Keith Clanton, 42 Ivan Aska, (Brandon Taylor, Darryl Bryant left during season)
2017–18 3rd place Last 8 Basketball Champions League
Last 16
Ilias Papatheodorou 2 Terran Petteway, 4 Linos Chrysikopoulos, 5 Ousman Krubally, 8 Thodoris Karras, 6 Antonis Koniaris, 9 Apollon Tsochlas, 10 Giannis Giannaras, Vangelis Margaritis, 13 Thodoris Zaras, 15 Vassilis Charalampopoulos, 16 Dimitris Karamanolis, 19 Dimitris Katsivelis, 20 Dimitris Klonaras, 21 Darnell Jackson, 55 Lucky Jones, 32Phil Goss (Kevin Dillard, Owen Klassen, Brandon Triche left during season)
2018–19 5th place Runner Up Basketball Champions League
Last 16
Ilias Papatheodorou 1 Jamal Jones 2 Johndre Jefferson, 4 Linos Chrysikopoulos, 5 Stavros Schizas, 6 Antonis Koniaris, 8 Milenko Tepic, 9 Apollon Tsochlas, 11 Vangelis Margaritis, 13 Thodoris Zaras, 25 William Hatcher, 31 Darrius Garrett, 32 Phil Goss (Yanick Moreira, Giannis Athinaiou, Malik Pope, Nondas Papantoniou left during season)
2019–20 14th place / Curtailed season due to COVID-19 pandemic Last 8 Basketball Champions League
Group Stage
Kostas Flevarakis,
Kostas Charalampidis,
Kostas Mexas
0 M. J. Rhett, 2 Adam Smith, 6 Bobby Brown, 5 Stavros Schizas, 8 Thodoris Karras, 9 Apollon Tsochlas, 10 Ioannis Chatzinikolas, 11 Vangelis Margaritis, 12 Aaron Best, 16 Dimitris Karamanolis, 20 konstantinos Iatridis, 22 JaCorey Williams, 24 Shannon Shorter, 34 Zisis Sarikopoulos, (JeQuan Lewis, Antwaine Wiggins, Amanze Egekeze, Zane Knowles left during season)
2020–21 5th place Last 4 Not participated Kostas Mexas,
Aris Lykogiannis
2 Beau Beech, 5 Sagaba Konate, 6 Jermaine Love, 8 Malcolm Griffin, 10 Georgios Tsalmpouris, 11 Vangelis Margaritis, Anagnostis Papasavoglou, 14 Dimitris Kaklamanakis, 15 Antonis Karagiannidis, 17 Apostolos Roumoglou, 20 Konstantinos Iatridis, 21 Georgios Kamperidis, 22 Nondas Papantoniou, 23 Josh Carter, 31 Elston Turner Jr., 55 Elijah Mitrou-Long, (Alan Herndon left during season)
2021–22 9th place Last 8 Basketball Champions League
play-ins prior to the qualification to the round of 16
Aris Lykogiannis 1 Demetre Rivers, 2 Anthony Lee, 4 Phil Greene IV, 5 Antreas Christodoulou, 6 Jermaine Love, 13 Nikos Kamarianos, 14 David DiLeo, 15 Theodoros Konstantinidis, 16 Vangelis Mantzaris, 17 Apostolos Roumoglou, 18 Prodromos Tachiridis, 19 Stratos Kalliontzis, 21 Georgios Kamperidis, 31 Vassilis Toliopoulos, 33 Vlado Jankovic, 35 Nate Renfro (Michalis Kamperidis, Josh Carter, Derek Ogbeide, Malcolm Griffin, 24 Marvin Jones left during season)
2022–23 ongoing ongoing with matches in lower categories Basketball Champions League
ongoing
Aris Lykogiannis 0 Yannick Franke, 2 Zaccheus Darko-Kelly, 5 Jalen Riley, 6 Nikos Tsiakmas, 8 Jaylen Hands, 11 Vangelis Margaritis, 12 Tyler Polley, 13 Diamantis Slaftsakis, 14 Vassilis Christidis, 15 Thodoris Konstantinidis, 19 Stratos Kalliontzis, 21 Georgios Kamperidis, 22 Christos Saloustros, 34 Zisis Sarikopoulos, 35 Nate Renfro

Notable players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.
Greece
USA
Europe
South America
Africa
Oceania

Club captains[edit]

P.A.O.K. B.C. team captains, since the 1979–80 season:

Period Team Captain
1979–1984 Greece Giannis Politis
1984–1988 Greece Manthos Katsoulis
1988–1993 Greece Panagiotis Fasoulas
1993–1996 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bane Prelević
1996–1998 Greece Nikos Boudouris
1998–2000 Greece Georgios Balogiannis
2000–2001 Greece Giannis Giannoulis
2001–2002 Italy Claudio Coldebella
2002–2003 Greece Georgios Limniatis
2003–2006 Greece Kostas Vasileiadis
2006–2007 Greece Giannis Kalampokis
2007–2008 Greece Dimitris Verginis
2008–2009 Greece Kostas Vasileiadis
2009–2010 Greece Dimitris Kalaitzidis
2010–2011 Greece Lazaros Papadopoulos
2011–2012 Greece Michalis Giannakidis
2012–2013 Greece Lazaros Papadopoulos
2013–2015 Greece Kostas Charalampidis
2015–2016 Greece Kostas Vasileiadis
2016–2021 Greece Vangelis Margaritis
2021–2022 United States Jermaine Love
2022–present Greece Vangelis Margaritis

Head coaches[edit]

This is a list of P.A.O.K.. B.C. head coaches since the 1957–58 season:

Sponsorships[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

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Press

Media